Essay on Chapter 1

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Homework – Chapter 1 Science of Psychology

1. According to Richard Griggs the definition of psychology is the science of behavior and mental processes. This is derived from the attempt of psychologists to understand all aspects of both our observable behavior and internal mental processes. Psychology at work is seen through the works of psychologists that may be involved in teaching, researching, consulting and counseling troubled people.

2. As biological creatures of the earth we are constantly looking for explanations, in terms of biology, that make sense. The biological perspective in psychology is described as a research perspective whose major focus is how the brain, nervous system, and other physiological mechanisms produce behavior and mental processes.

3. Cognitive processes are explored from perception to the higher-level processes, like reasoning. The cognitive perspective in psychology is described as a research perspective whose major explanatory focus is how mental process, such as perception, memory, and problem solving, work and impact behavior.

4. The behavioral perspective in psychology is described as a research perspective whose major explanatory focus is how external environmental events condition observable behavior. Through this perspective it is believed that we behave as we do because of our past history of conditioning by our environment.

5. The sociocultural perspective in psychology is described as research perspective whose major…